Old Mobile (1MB147) Indian House, Mobile County, Alabama.


In 1994-1996 the University of South Alabama's Center for Archaeological Studies excavated the site of an Indian House (1MB147) near the Old Mobile Site (1MB94). The two sites were contemporaneous, with occupations between 1702 and 1711. Old Mobile was the French capital of the colony of Louisiane. Site 1MB147, known as the Indian House, was a domestic dwelling occupied by Native Americans, perhaps Mobilians, situated immediately across a swamp that delimited the western extent of Old Mobile. Diane Silvia supervised this excavation and included a description and analysis of results in her 1998 dissertation for Tulane University.

Cite this Record

Old Mobile (1MB147) Indian House, Mobile County, Alabama.. ( tDAR id: 380903) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8KW5HF8

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

URL: http://www.usouthal.edu/archaeology/old-mobile.html

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1702 to 1711

Spatial Coverage

min long: -88.026; min lat: 30.942 ; max long: -87.971; max lat: 30.983 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Project Director(s): Gregory Waselkov

Prepared By(s): University of South AlabamaCenter for Archaeological Studies

Record Identifiers

2004.077(s): Accession Number

Source Collections

University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies Old Mobile Collection 2004.077

University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum Old Mobile Collection 2004.077

Related Comparative Collections

University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies Port Dauphin Village Collection 1997.005

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-3 of 3)


  1. Excavation Photo from the Indian House (1MB147) near Old Mobile (1MB94), Mobile County, Alabama. (1998)


  1. Glass Beads from the Indian House site (1MB147) near the Old Mobile site (1MB94), Mobile County, Alabama. (1995)
  2. Old Mobile Indian House Field Specimen Catalog, Mobile County, Alabama. (1996)